email scam

Too funny not to share. For those not familiar with Bernie Madoff perhaps not as funny. At least we now know for certain that 419 scammers stay up to date on current events. LOL Dear Friend , I am Mrs.Ruth Madoff, wife of bernard madoff. I am actually going through some kind of difficult time with my family right now, as my husband is at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York City. My husband Sentencing is scheduled for June 16, 2009 and he is likely to face a maximum sentence of 150 years in prison and $170 billion in restitution, […]

How touching. Mrs. Madoff wants my help

Recent Bank of America phishing scams. Subject line(s): Bank of America Alert Update Your Information Linking to: Body of message(s):   Your Online Banking is Blocked. We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your Bank of America account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features.   To restore your account access, we need you to confirm your identity, to do so we need you to follow the link below and proceed […]

Bank of America phishing scam

Recent phishing scams. Subject lines: notice: confirm your online records <message ref: 0413889094> Monster customer service: details confirmation! official information for client of Monster. <message ref: 9265493765> software updating <message ref: 3188844944> please update your data. <message ref: 3628458339> Linking to: Body of message(s): Dear Monster (Jobs & Careers) customer, The added security measures require all Monster customers to complete Online Employer Form. Please use the hyperlink below to access Online Employer Form: We appreciate your business and thank you for being a valued customer. ©2008 Monster – All Rights Reserved and Dear […] phishing scam

Subject line(s): secure details confirmation <message id: 3666497726> Chase Bank: instructions for client (message id: 4906962570) Chase Bank customer service: your online account! Chase Bank customer service: online banking account confirmation linking to: Body of message(s): Note: This is a service message regarding the Chase Online Form. Dear customer: As part of the new security measures, all Chase bank customers are required to complete Chase Online Form. Please complete the form as soon as possible To access the form please click on the following link: Thank you for being a valued customer. Sincerely, Online Banking […]

Chase bank phishing scam

Here are a couple phishing scams received targeting Citizens Bank customers. Note that the deactivated url in the message below was actually linking to  The part after .com was the same. The subject lines on Citizens banking phishing scams that I’ve received so far have been: our new security measures urgent notification from customer service Citizens Bank: online form released Security alert Dear Citizens Bank customer, We would like to inform you that we are currently carrying out scheduled maintenance of banking software, that operates customer database for Citizens Bank Business Express service. Every Business Express customer has to […]

Citizens Bank phishing scam

This one almost slipped by me.  The url seemed legit.  I looked up the company name and everything seemed to match.  My mind must be starting to go because I didn’t notice that the email linked to a site ending in .us and the real company’s url ends in .com After some searching on the ‘net, it appears that this one is just one of those old fraudulent check cashing scams or Western Union money scams.  One where they will “overpay” you and request you wire them the balance back.  By the time the check you received bounces, the money […]

Home-based job offer-email fraud

Ahh, when you care enough to send the very worst. 😉  You may note that all links are valid except for the first one, which is an executable file download.  I didn’t go there and I don’t recommend anyone else to. A Friend has sent you a Hallmark E-Card. If you recognize this name, click the link to see your E-Card. leads to actual url If this name is not familiar to you and you’re concerned about online security, please use the following steps:   Visit Enter your e-mail address in the Original Recipient.s E-Mail Address box. […]

You’ve received A Hallmark E-Card!-dangerous link

Another phishing scam for Colonial Bank customers: COLONIAL BANK CORPORATION WARNING: Colonial Bank has registered our secure Web sites with VeriSign and use VeriSign Server Ids. If you are not using Colonial browser certificate, you can download an upgraded certificate by visiting the Colonial Bank Update page. Proceed to customer service department>>. the italicized text was hyperlinked to servletdologin.comreportid.cfmaster.dg9dgwzpe.actionvalidate.productsremote.pgtsyvfpu.Cheap Levitra style=”color: #008000;”>coloneldi. com/security.php?/renewmirror/cfmaster/OSL.htm?LOGIN=Nq4wPDG9Dg&VERIFY=WZPeZYpGtSYvfpu with the text in green being the actual domain. Sincerely, Ernest Holley. 2003 Colonial Bank.

Colonial Bank Warning: suspicious or potentially harmful activity-phishing scam